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MISSION: CATCH supports pediatricians to collaborate within their communities so that all children have access to needed health services and a medical home.


THE CATCH PROGRAM WELCOMES ITS NEW CHAPTER CATCH FACILITATORS

Kentucky: Julia Richerson, MD, FAAP

Louisiana: Stephen Sanches, MD, FAAP

Maryland: Erin Giudice, MD, FAAP

Michigan: Barbara Oettgen, MD, FAAP

New Jersey: Naveen Mehrotra, MD, MPH, FAAP

New York Chapter 1: Robert Dracker, MD, FAAP

Uniformed Services East: Kwabena Blankson, MD, FAAP

CATCH facilitators promote community pediatrics and support pediatricians who engage with their community to improve child health by helping them with CATCH grant proposal development and project implementation.



THE INFLUENCE OF CATCH ON COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS
In its 20 year history CATCH has made an impact in communities around the country. Read about how it has influenced community pediatrics in this recently published Pediatrics article.

 


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LIGHTS, CAMERA, CATCH
Alejandro Clavier Dr. Alejandro Clavier MD, FAAP showcases his CATCH oral health project and chats about what it takes to do community work.





Rx FOR HEALTHIER CHILDREN
What started as a CATCH Resident Grant in 2001 is still going strong. NPR recently featured Dr. Robert Zarr's prescription to help kids get more active.


AAP publication

CATCH IN THE NEWS:
CATCH Program Marks Two Decades of Bridging Gaps in Health Care (AAP News, Vol.34 No. 12 December 2013)

CATCH FACILITATORS: Each AAP Chapter has at least one Chapter CATCH Facilitator, and each District has a District CATCH Facilitator and a Resident CATCH Liaison. Additionally, two National Resident CATCH Liaisons are selected by the Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees.

These individuals are available to:

  • Provide assistance to applicants and grantees
  • Review and score CATCH grant applications
  • Assist projects in linking to local resources
  • Promote CATCH projects in their community


One Pediatrician Can Make a Difference




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